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The biggest Covid conspiracy of them all....

At the end of the day pretty much everyone believes in conspiracies.  In point of fact just about everyone has been involved with a conspiracy in one way or another.  Conspiracy at its core simply means to plot, with the goal being deception. Anyone who has been involved in organizing a surprise party has conspired:  "We need to stop in at your brother's place, I need you to pick up a letter from him".  A simple lie to decieve someone so that they're unsuspecting when they walk in the door and e...
Tags: Travel, Elon Musk, France, Germany, Iraq, US, Atlanta, Earth, Cnn, Pandora, Canada, Astrazeneca, John F Kennedy, Novartis, Pfizer, Nazi


Southwest lost $75 million after the four-day meltdown that left passengers stranded

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock Southwest Airlines said it lost $75 million during its Columbus Day weekend meltdown. The airline posted a $135 million third-quarter loss and said revenue is still down 17% compared to 2019. Southwest expects a $100 million loss in the fourth quarter despite an increase in bookings for the holiday season. Southwest Airlines lost $75 million in a four-day operational meltdown that forced over 2,000 flight cancellations and lef...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, California, Trends, Cnn, Loss, Earnings, Meltdown, Illinois, Southwest Airlines, Flight Cancellations, Southwest, Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Boeing


Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 on on a 60-minute flight as carriers continue to bring back the world's largest passenger plane

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 takes off from Zurich airport Reuters Singapore Airlines is set to fly the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service from Singapore to Malaysia. British Airways will use its A380s on short-haul flights from London to Frankfurt and Madrid come November 8. The short routes are due to operational requirements to get crews retrained on the aircraft. Singapore Airlines is set to operate the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service on a mere 60-minute hop between Si...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, Singapore, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Frankfurt, Malaysia, Paris, Aircraft, Kuala Lumpur, Airbus, Madrid, Boeing


New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia - see the full history of Italy's troubled flag carrier

ITA Airways Chairman Alfredo Altavilla poses with rendering of new livery ITA Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Government-owned Alitalia ceased operations on October 15, marking the end of its 74-year era. Alitalia has been replaced by ITA Airways, a brand new airline that will not be responsible for the old carrier's debt. ITA plans to buy 28 Airbus jets, create a new aircraft livery, and launch a new loyalty program. Alitalia has officially ceased operations and handed the baton to n...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, New York, Milan, News, Air Travel, Life, Germany, Berlin, Planes, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg


Pakistani airline says it will stop flying to Kabul due to Taliban interference just a few weeks after restarting flights

Passengers board a Pakistan International Airlines flight in Kabul AAMIR QURESHI/Getty Images Pakistan International Airlines has halted operations in Kabul due to Taliban "heavy-handed" interference. The carrier accused the Taliban of intimidating staff and making last-minute arbitrary rule changes. PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan said operating in Afghanistan was "impossible" due to high insurance premiums. Pakistan International Airlines suspended operations into Kabul Airport on Thursda...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistan, Kabul, Khan, Islamabad, Reuters, PIA, Pakistan International Airlines, Kabul Airport, Abdullah Khan


A federal judge in Texas said United must pause its vaccine mandate for employees seeking a medical or religious exemption

United Airlines A Texas judge told United it must pause its plan to put workers who requested an exemption on leave. The temporary order follows a lawsuit filed by 6 United employees who say the mandate is discriminatory. United defended its policy, saying vaccinations work and most of its US workforce has gotten one. A federal judge in Texas ordered United Airlines to temporarily pause its plan to put unvaccinated workers on leave if they requested a medical or religious exemption from c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Lawsuit, Texas, News, US, Trends, Cnn, United, United Airlines, PITTMAN, Scott Kirby, Federal Judge, Mark Paoletta, Paoletta, United s U S


Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
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Taliban promising 'full cooperation' as it asks airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

Afghan families walk by the aircrafts at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The Taliban is asking airlines to resume international service to and from Kabul, promising their "full cooperation." Foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said the suspension o...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, Dubai, IEA, Kabul, Fox News, State Department, Flights, Istanbul


Southwest Airlines found success with free booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots - take a look at the 50-year-old airline's full history

Southwest Airlines first flight attendant uniforms Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines, the US's largest domestic carrier, celebrated its 50th anniversary in June. The airline found success using unconventional marketing strategies focused on humor, booze, arm wrestling, and go-go boots. Southwest grew its network by beating the Wright Amendment, a law implemented to restrict operations out of its Dallas Love Field base. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, Mississippi, California, Mexico, Kentucky, US, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Features, Herb, Hawaii, Jimmy Carter, New Orleans


Stephen Curry is going to get screwed by at least one MVP voter

NBA Now that Stephen Curry has run down Michael Jordan and the Bulls’ legendary 72-win team with a season for the ages, we’ll see if he can break an even more imposing record.When it’s come to the MVP voting, there has never been a unanimous selection in NBA history. We’ve always had icons of the game win MVPs, including Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and more recently, LeBron James. But none has ever taken th...
Tags: Travel, New York, Minnesota, Boston, Cnn, Atlantic, Spurs, Michael Jordan, Portland, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Jordan, TNT, Globe, Memphis


Activision Blizzard Harassment Lawsuit: What to Know

‘Cube Crawls’ and ‘Frat Bro’ Culture: California’s Huge Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Alleges Yet Another Toxic Workplace in the Video Game Industry ‘Cube Crawls’ and ‘Frat Bro’ Culture: California’s Huge Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Alleges Yet Another Toxic Workplace in the Video Game Industry Several hundred Activision Blizzard employees stage a walkout which they say is in a response from company leadership to a lawsuit highlighting alleged harassment, inequality, and more within the company ou...
Tags: Travel, California, America, Los Angeles, Cnn, Blizzard, Bill Cosby, Ubisoft, Detroit, The Washington Post, King, Candy Crush, Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, Kotaku, Townsend


What Makes a Finance Guy Leave Everything to Work in Surrogacy

In this podcast, Richard Westoby discusses his own personal surrogacy journey and a complete career change that he never could have anticipated. Transcript Intro: You’re listening to the Australian Family and Fertility Law Podcast. Here’s your host, Stephen Page. Stephen Page: Good day, it’s Stephen Page from Page Provan again. And we’re talking about our series of Australian family and infertility law. And in today’s podcast, I have the joy of talking to Richard. Richar...
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US officials helped an American citizen and their family escape Afghanistan across an overland route

Afghanistan refugees walking at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty An American citizen and their family fleeing Afghanistan were helped across the border by the US, according to the Associated Press. The group fled the Taliban-controlled country via an "overland" route. Biden administration officials say "around 100" Americans remain in Afghanistan after the US pulled out troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration confirmed that it helped with...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Texas, News, Greece, China, Iraq, India, US, International, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Iran, Ap, Bbc


Trump is in advanced talks to sell the leasing rights to his hotel in Washington, DC: report

A view of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, one day before the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 19, 2017. Noam Galai/WireImage Former President Trump is in talks with hotel companies to sell the rights to his DC hotel, sources told Axios. The hotel is located in the historic Old Post Office building, which Trump leases from the federal government. In 2017, the GSA said that the Trump Organization was paying $250,000 monthly in base rent. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Washington, Hotels, White House, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, General Services Administration, Ohio, Dc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani


Delta Air Lines will charge unvaccinated employees more for health insurance

By Pete Muntean | CNN Business Delta Air Lines is putting a new deadline on unvaccinated employees that will require them to take weekly Covid tests and, depending on their insurance, pay a $200 per month surcharge. Delta CEO Ed Bastian made the announcement in a company-wide memo, which the company shared with CNN. The airline says may of its employees are already vaccinated, but it has room for improvement. “While we can be proud of our 75% vaccination rate, the aggressiveness of the variant ...
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Watch: World’s fastest-accelerating roller coaster closes after riders break bones

Japan’s Do-Dodonpa roller coaster, known as the world’s fastest-accelerating roller coaster and the fastest in Japan, is closed until further notice. The roller coaster is one of many attractions in Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland, a theme park located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Do-Dodonpa can reach speeds of 111.8 miles per hour and can go from zero to 111.8 miles per hour in just 1.56 seconds — ​​ “super death” acceleration, according to the theme park’s website. The world’s fastest-accelerati...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Cnn, All, Fuji Q Highland, Mount Fuji Do Dodonpa


Watch Anthony Bourdain’s First Food-and-Travel Series A Cook’s Tour Free Online (2002-03)

At the time of his death in 2018, Anthony Bourdain was quite possibly the most famous cook in the world. Without question he held the title of the most famous cook-traveler, a status resting primarily on No Reservations and Parts Unknown, the television shows he hosted on the Travel Chanel and CNN, respectively. But it all began with A Cook’s Tour, which the Food Network originally broadcast in 2002 and 2003. That series, Bourdain’s very first, took him from Japan to Morocco to Mexico to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Cook, Television, Australia, College, Mexico, America, Cnn, Thailand, Food & Drink, Morocco, North Carolina, Seoul, St Petersburg


Tourists to Venice will soon have to pay an entry fee as the city moves to better handle 'overtourism'

Tourists enjoy a gondola ride in Venice on June 05, 2021. Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images Venice will reportedly start charging an entry fee next summer, Italian newspaper La Stampa reported. Other measures to curb tourism will include advance reservations and turnstiles into the city. The city has been grappling with "overtourism" and the climate crisis in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Starting next year, visitors to Venice will reportedly need to prepa...
Tags: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Unesco, Associated Press, Venice, Times, St Mark s Square, La Stampa, Miguel Medina, Juliana Kaplan, Getty Images Venice, CNBC Visitors


UN fears for revered Christian and tourist site in Ethiopia that goes back 900 years

UNESCO is worried the ancient rock-hewn churches of Lalibela could be in peril due to the latest fighting in Ethiopia. Find out the history of this site revered by Christians and loved by tourists.
Tags: Cnn, Unesco, Ethiopia, Un, Lalibela


Indonesia's controversial 'Jurassic Park' project going ahead in Komodo National Park

Construction on an Indonesian tourism project dubbed "Jurassic Park" on social media will continue, the southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said on August 5, despite UNESCO warnings the plans could have a negative environmental impact.
Tags: Indonesia, Cnn, Unesco, Environment Ministry, Komodo National Park


Machu Picchu is older than previously thought

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru was occupied from around 1420-1530 AD, several decades earlier than previously thought, according to a new study.
Tags: Cnn, Peru, Machu Picchu


How does a UNESCO World Heritage rating affect a tourist destination?

This week, all eyes have been on UNESCO, the France-based body that bestows the ranking of "World Heritage Site" on some of the world's most beautiful and historic site. But what does a rating really mean for local tourism?
Tags: France, Cnn, Unesco, Unesco World Heritage


These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

From a prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert to a decades-old railway running through two mountain ranges, find out more about the spectacular destinations newly added to UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Tags: Cnn, Unesco, Unesco World Heritage Sites


Australia's Great Barrier Reef avoids an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to not place Australia's Great Barrier Reef on a list of world heritage sites "in danger," but is instead asking for a report on efforts to conserve the reef.
Tags: Australia, Cnn, Unesco, Great Barrier Reef, UNESCO World Heritage Committee


Australia races against time to avoid an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote

The Australian government and a United Nations body are facing off this week over whether the Great Barrier Reef is "in danger" of losing its "outstanding universal value."
Tags: Australia, Cnn, Unesco, United Nations, Great Barrier Reef


15 of the best hotels in central Atlanta, including architectural gems, historic B&Bs, and indulgent luxury stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Marriott 217 sunny days a year makes Atlanta a haven for urban and outdoor exploration. Business travel is also big, with the third-most Fortune 500s in America and the busiest airport. We found the best hotels in Atlanta at a range of prices, starting from $104 to $507 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A sprawling city whose various neighborhoods radiate outward, Atlanta has a lot to offer...
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Gas stations in some states are running out of fuel ahead of Fourth of July weekend and an oil-truck-driver shortage is to blame

A woman fills gas cans at a Speedway gas station on May 12, 2021 in Benson, North Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images Gas prices are expected to remain at their highest level since 2014 over Fourth of July weekend. Some states have already reported fuel outages due to a lack of oil tank drivers. As nearly 44 million Americans hit the road on the holiday weekend, the fuel shortage will be compounded. See more stories on Insider's business page. As millions of Americans hit the ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Opec, Indianapolis, Cnn, Iowa, Gas Prices, AAA, Speedway, COLUMBUS Ohio, GasBuddy, Tom Kloza, Sean Rayford Getty


Venice at risk of UNESCO 'endangered' listing

Venice should be added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage in Danger, advisors to the body have recommended. Cruise ships and overtourism are endangering the city, a new report says.
Tags: Cnn, Unesco, Venice


The first Royal Caribbean cruise in the US just launched after 15 months of no sailing - here's what happened

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. Royal Caribbean The first cruise sailing out of a US port in over a year departed on Sunday from Florida, Bloomberg reported. The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise is operating as a "simulated voyage." All of the guests - Royal Caribbean employees and their adult plus-ones - are cruising for free. See more stories on Insider's business page. Lines of people waiting to board a cruise ship may seem like an unfamiliar sig...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Cruise, Miami, Royal Caribbean, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jimenez, Joe Raedle Getty, Aaron Saunders, Cruise Industry


The EU has lifted restrictions for all US travelers, whether they're vaccinated against COVID, or not

European tourists outside the Louvre in Paris. Francois Mori/AP Photo American travelers can start taking European vacations again, whether they're vaccinated or not. The European Council said Friday that member states should "gradually lift the travel restrictions." The list will be reviewed every two weeks, and will be updated as needed, the council said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Union has officially lifted all bans against American travelers.In a...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Cnn, Tourism, Louvre, Reuters, European Council, Speed desk, Paris Francois Mori, Deutsche Welle France s Agence France Presse, Alexandra Ma Sophia Ankel



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